New York: Paramount Pictures, 1971. Second Draft script for the 1972 film. Laid in are a staff and crew list, and a photocopied six page inter-office memo on Paramount letterhead regarding contract terms for Marlon Brando, dated February 9, 1971, with occasional copied handwritten notations.
Based on the 1969 novel by Mario Puzo, who co-wrote the screenplay with director Francis Ford Coppola. Widely considered one of the finest films ever made, and an inescapable influence on the portrayal of organized crime in film and television. Nominated for eleven Academy Awards, winning for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Actor for Marlon Brando.
Set in New York, New Jersey, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Sicily, and Cuba, shot on location in New York, New Jersey, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Sicily, and the Dominican Republic.
Black titled Studio Duplicating Service wrappers. Title page present, dated March 1, 1971, noted as Second Draft, with credits for screenwriters Francis Ford Coppola and Mario Puzo. 175 leaves, with last page of text numbered 173. Mimeograph. Page edges light foxing, else pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good only, rear wrapper detached from binding, wrappers now encapsulated in mylar, bound with two gold screw posts.
National Film Registry. Ebert I. Penzler 101. Schrader 16.